This peaceful oasis in Mougins in one of the largest lotus ponds in Europe and is set in a beautiful park with woodlands stretching as far as Antibes.
As well as being known for its amazing vegetation, there are also over 70 bird species. It is a great place for a walk, a picnic, some cycling, or just lying around on the grass.
The pond was in peril. In 1992, Fontmerle pond was dying, invaded by phragmites, the common reed. The water surface was reduced to 3%. Rehabilitation works led to restoring almost half the 5 hectares. Phragmites still cover a large area where birds nest. Now, the lotuses still bloom and birds can thrive and reproduce. In the future, it will be important to maintain the right balance between water, phragmites and lotus to protect the ecosystem. Observation points and a bridge were built to help visitors see, hear and discover the wonderful world of this pond.
- Disabled access
- Pedestrian access
- Hiking / Walking
- Chemin de L'Etang